Truck driving is essential to the American economy and truckers transport the majority of freight within our country. Since many types of freight must move long distances, over-the-road (OTR) trucking plays a major role in the transportation industry. These types of truck driving jobs have routes that cover the 48 continental United States. Although they do involve more travel, long haul driving jobs have many benefits.
Here are some of the reasons you should consider becoming an OTR driver:
OTR Jobs Offer More Variety
If you are a local commercial driver, you probably see the same sights every day. Your dedicated route passes through familiar areas and over time this can become boring and repetitive. If you are tired of local driving, OTR trucking can add some excitement to your day-to-day sights.
Routes at DSW cover all of the continental states so there is no shortage of variety. Our nation has so much beautiful scenery that you can see as an OTR driver. When you drive with us, we offer you up to three days off anywhere in the country.
Long Haul Drivers Are in High Demand
There is a large demand for drivers across the transportation industry and there is an even greater need for OTR truckers. Because of this demand, you can enjoy greater job security. You also have more choices of motor carriers who want you to work for them.
At DSW we offer many benefits. This is our way of showing you our appreciation.
We value our drivers and want you to stay with us for the long haul.
OTR Trucking Pays More
Since OTR routes do require more time on the road, trucking companies pay you accordingly. OTR jobs are among the highest-paid in the industry, which makes them a popular choice for drivers looking to get the most out of their commercial driver’s license (CDL).
When you work for DSW, you can take advantage of our excellent rates and weekly pay. Our starting pay is among the best in the industry. New CDL drivers can take advantage of paid training and tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. In addition, we make sure to pay experienced drivers what they are worth. This includes an annual pay increase and medical benefits.
Choose the Right Trucking Company For You
Not every OTR job is created equal, so it’s important to choose a company whose values and benefits match what you are looking for. DSW is an excellent choice. We are truly a family company that is operated by former drivers who know you by name, not by truck number. With us, you can enjoy a small company atmosphere with freight and miles that match the larger carriers.
Ready to Drive For Us?
If you are ready to make the switch from local or regional driving to a high-paying career as an OTR trucker, you’re in the right place. DSW is always looking for new members for our team.